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Protest, resistance and questions of ambiguity

In Kemang Wa Lehulere’s exhibition, The knife eats at home, a history of student protest is laden with ambiguity and poetry. A week after the 40th anniversary of the Soweto student uprisings, MS. ALUWANI RATSHIUNGO reflects on the meaning of the award-winning artist’s latest body of work.  Mr Kemang Wa Lehulere explores the capacity of objects to transcend their…

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Be Bop or Be Dead

BONGANI MADONDO

MR BONGANI MADONDO – the author, critic, curator, raconteur, journalist, rabble rouser and our Associate Editor – launches his latest book, SIGH, THE BELOVED COUNTRY – Braai talk, Rock ‘n Roll and other stories tomorrow. In this exclusive extract from this, his third offering, he recalls a conflicted midnight conversation with Mr Abiodun Oyewole, the complex…

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The Collector | Tha Muzik

tha muzik

Having recently returned to Johannesburg from a life-changing trip to Brazil where he played to a crowd of 6000 revellers, the collector and DJ, Mr Muzi Mtshali – or Tha Muzik in the streets – shared his first record, his next record and life lessons from vinyl. He spoke to MR SIPHIWE MPYE. Noted Man [NM]:…

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Still not your Weekend Special

Bongani Madondo weekend special

Our Associate Editor, Mr Bongani Madondo, hosts a book reading and discussion this week, to celebrate the life of Brenda Fassie 12 years after her death. 12 years ago, Mzansi was mourning the loss of one of its most talented artists, Brenda Fassie – affectionately known as MaBrrr – who passed away on the 9th…

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